HIV in the United States by Race/Ethnicity: PrEP Coverage

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) coverage is one of the six Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. indicators. PrEP coverage is the estimated percentage of people with indications for PrEP classified as having been prescribed PrEP.

Ending the HIV Epidemic goal banner for PrEP coverage.
PrEP Coverage in the US by Race/Ethnicity, 2019*†
PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV from sex or injection drug use.
Overall, 23 percent of people who could benefit from PrEP were prescribed PrEP in 2019.
PrEP Coverage in the US by Race/Ethnicity, 2019

*Among people aged 16 and older.
Race/ethnicity data are available for less than 40% of people prescribed PrEP.
 Black refers to people having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. African American is a term often used for people of African descent with ancestry in North America.
** Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.
Source: CDC. Monitoring selected national HIV prevention and care objectives by using HIV surveillance data—United States and 6 dependent areas, 2019HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2021;26(2).

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